We’re all familiar with the heavy-sounding Gujju snacks; Khakhra, Fafda, Khaman-Dhokla, Thepla, Ganthiya, Patra, Dalvada Undhiyu and Chola Fali, Dabeli, Sev, Farsan and the list goes on. Gujjus are ardent lovers of food; they’ll never settle for a no if you refuse their Naashto. The commercial capital of the state boasts of sumptuous, delicate and mouth-watering street food for all those who don’t wish to burn a hole in their pockets. The city seems to raise its standards high when it comes to the perfect preparation. With no ‘dariya’ or ‘daaru’, Amdavadis love to flock at these hotspots. We bring you a list of must-visits when it comes to enjoying the street food of Ahmedabad!
P.S. Non-Vegetarians have an equal share of merriment too!
1. Indu Ben Na Khakhra
“A Pure Indulgence of taste and Health”, Induben’s is the perfect stop for Khakhras and other Gujju Nashtas. Famous for their khakhras, fafdas, Namkeen, Papad, Chutney and Mukhwas, Induben snack shop boasts about their spicy, tangy and delicate preparations.
Address: Behind Shilp Building, Opp. Sardar Patel Seva Samaj Hall, Nr. Thakor Bag Flat, Off C.G. Road, Navrangpura
2. Das Kaka’s Khaman Outlets
This soft and spongy Gujarati delicacy is a must element of the street food guide of Amdavad. Often confused with Dhokla, Khaman is softer, juicier and Tangier. Served with freshly chopped onions, Sev and garnished with mustard seeds, green chillies and coriander leaves, Khaman is an inseparable part of Gujarati snack. Do check out Das kaka’s Khaman outlets all across the city.
Address: Multiple outlets : Shop No.2, Trade Center, Stadium Five Cross Road, Navrangpura
3. Asharfi Ni Kulfi
They rightly call themselves the “King of Kool Kulfi” and there is no opposing their claim. This place is known for their mouth-melting and deliciously scrumptious Kulfis, in every flavour possible. Do taste their heavenly Kulfis are a perfect finishing to your hearty meal.
Address: 10,Veemurti Complex,Opp. Oxford Tower, Gurukul Road, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
4. Roadside Ketli with a Maska-Bun
A Garam Chai ki Pyaali is the most cherished beverage in India. Amdavad is known for its Ketli or kettle Chai, rich in aroma and equally relishing in taste. Try out the Chai along with a Maska-Bun and make your evenings in Ahmedabad memorable ones!
Address: Several Road side options
5. Manek Chowk
Manek Chowk is the busy jewellery hub of Ahmedabad. By night it transforms into a bustling foodie hotspot of Paani Puri, Sev-Puri, Masala Dabeli, Tikki-Chat-Pakodi, Pav Bhaji, Jalebi and other delights
6. Dalvada (Ambika’s Dalvada)
Equivalent to Pakoras or fritters, Dalvadas are crispy Gujarati evening snack. Ahmedabad is known for soft yet crisp and spicy Dalvadas with chutney and green chillies along with a cup of tea. Ambika’s Dalvada centre are famous for their dexterous Dalvada preparations. Do try it out!
Shree Ambika Dalvada Centre Ahmedabad; Shree Ambika Dalvada Centre, Navrangpura
Juhapura boasts of street food joints like Bera Samosa Centre, 7 Foods and New Ronak Fry centre. If you thought Ahmedabad was all about a Vegetarian paradise, you need to refresh the facts at Juhapura. Bera Samosa Centre offers Mutton Samosas, crisp and delicate, mouth-watering samosas. Try out Magic Chicken with mayonnaise at Juhapura or head towards 7 Foods for a hearty meal.
8. Amdo’s kitchen
Amdo and his family started this small food joint near NID, Ahmedabad. Famous for their authentic Tibetan cuisine, Amdo’s kitchen attracts Momo-lovers from far and wide along with their hot and sour Thukpas and fried rice. Their red chutney is exceptionally amazing. Don’t miss out their “Limbu paani” i.e. the Shikanji as a welcome drink. Watch this out because Amdo’s kitchen is open for six months a year. Plus it will never hurt your pocket!
Address: Near Bhagtacharya Road, Kocharab, Paldi, Ahmedabad
9. Om Sai Parantha
Om Sai Parantha needs special mention when it comes to the street food outlets of Amdavad. However, the parantha centre is a five-star place in the domain of street food. Prior reservations are a MUST. Yes, you read it right! You’ve to book your table and the head towards this heavenly abode. Freshness, hygiene and quality are uncompromising factors. A little expensive for street food, you won’t regret spending extra bucks for their scrumptious paranthas!
Address: Opposite Udgam School, Thaltej, Ahmedabad
10. Raipur Bhajia House And Astodia Bhajia House
The former is located at Paldi. Try their paani-wala khaman and freshly fried bhajias.